Mapping Literary Grids through Digital Software: Digital Humanities and the Local and Global Circulation of Latin American Culture
The next online seminar from the program Tübingen Science Bridge – Latin America (Humanities) will take place on November 22nd at 04:00 pm MEZ (CDMX: 9:00; Havana and Bogota: 10:00; Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Santiago and Buenos Aires: 12:00) and this year will focus on the Humanities and Social Sciences’ approach to Artificial Intelligence, a topic of crucial importance in the contemporary debate.
The lecture has the participation of Dr. Adriana Rodríguez-Alfonso, University of Tübingen. She will put on the agenda the theme: “Mapping Literary Grids through Digital Software: Digital Humanities and the Local and Global Circulation of Latin American Culture”.
The program, an initiative of the Baden-Württemberg Center for Brazil and Latin America at the Universität Tübingen, aims to contribute to the internationalization of science and research. Scientists from several partner institutions will present their latest research data, promoting an integrated and constructive environment for scientific interaction and contributing global knowledge. The lectures of the Tübingen Science Bridge are aimed at professors and scientific researchers, graduate students, as well as a more the general audience.
The online seminar will be held in English on the ZOOM platform in order to allow discussion and interaction.
Register link: https://tsb-22november-23.eventbrite.de
More information about the Tübingen Science Bridge 2023 (agenda, lectures etc.): https://bit.ly/tsb-agenda-2023
Lecture Briefing and the Speaker:
This talk aims to participate in the ongoing debate on the circulation of cultural goods from the Global South to the Global North. Rooted in a colonial distribution and recognition scheme, Latin American artistic products face a still asymmetrical system to become (or not) “global” culture, which has led their actors to articulate grids of sociability and visibility across social media platforms and other informational websites. But whether digital or non-digital, these networks of support and alternate exchange can also be analyzed through computational tools and digital methods that unveil the mechanisms and complex strategies involved in turning out “world culture”.
In this regard, this talk will address some of the central viewpoints in the current theoretical discussions on the internationalization of Latin American culture. Then, it will revolve around the present advantages and limitations in terms of using digital approaches when it comes to examining cultural practices and creations originating in the Global South. Finally, the talk will argue that these technological advances, typically located in the spaces of power, can also promote new knowledge about the region and its alternatives to go beyond national borders.
Adriana Rodríguez Alfonso holds a Ph.D. and an M.A. in Spanish and Latin American Literature from the University of Salamanca and a B.A. in Hispanic Philology from the University of Havana. She is currently a teacher and researcher at the Romanisches Seminar at the University of Tübingen, where she is pursuing her “Habilitation.”
Her primary research focuses on Portuguese and Spanish Literature from the 19th and 20th Centuries, Intellectual Fields and Networks, and Digital Humanities. She has published scholarly articles and chapters in various essay collections and refereed journals. Her latest work, “The Structure of the Cenacle: Intellectual Networks in Latin American Literature,” was published in Latin American Research Review in 2023.